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White House: Obama will veto House shutdown bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama would veto House Republican legislation that would avert a partial government shutdown but delay much his health care overhaul for a year and cancel a tax on medical devices which helps finance it.
    
The House is debating the bill tonight.
    
The Democratic-run Senate has approved legislation preventing the shutdown but leaving the health care overhaul alone. That 2010 law has been Obama's proudest domestic achievement.
    
The White House says the House bill, which it calls reckless and irresponsible, would advance a narrow ideological agenda and threaten the economy. It says the bill pushes the government toward a shutdown.

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